Owls of the Night / Online Program

Owls of the Night / Online Program

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Apr/Thu/2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Presented by Naturalist & Preserve Steward John Foley
of the Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center

Thursday, April 22
7-8 pm

Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. 

They fly in silence. These nocturnal birds of prey have captured our interest and imaginations throughout time.   Worldwide there are nearly 250 species. 

Please join us for this fascinating and beautiful special Earth Day event, as we learn together about the magnificent owls. 

About our presenter: John is a self-taught naturalist who has spent years working in and around Great Hollow, studying the local plants and animals that make the area so special. He is a Connecticut-certified Master Wildlife Conservationist and has worked as a field technician for multiple agencies and organizations, such as the Connecticut Bureau of Natural Resources and Bureau of Outdoor Recreation. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Great Swamp and the Naromi Land Trust. John’s passion is turtles, and he has spent the past several years collecting valuable data on the movement patterns and survivorship of turtles inhabiting Great Hollow and neighboring natural areas. At Great Hollow, John works hard to maintain the trails that so many people enjoy hiking while also managing the land to optimize habitat for native plants and wildlife. John also maintains Great Hollow’s many facilities and coordinates and leads many of our events and outreach initiatives.

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    Presented by Isa Leshko

    Tuesday, November 9
    7-8 pm

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

    Photographer Isa Leshko will be reading excerpts from her book Allowed to Grow Old: Portraits of Elderly Animals from Farm Sanctuaries accompanied by her stunning photography. Following the presentation will be a Q & A.

    About our presenter: Isa Leshko https://www.isaleshko.com/ is an artist, writer, and activist whose work examines themes relating to animal rights, aging, and mortality. She has received fellowships from the Bogliasco Foundation, the Culture & Animals Foundation, the Houston Center for Photography, the Millay Colony for the Arts, and the Silver Eye Center for Photography. She has exhibited her work widely in the United States, including shows at 516 Arts, the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Houston Arts Alliance, the Houston Center for Photography, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Photographic Resource Center, and the Silver Eye Center for Photography. Her prints are in numerous private and public collections including the Boston Public Library, Fidelity Investments, the Harry Ransom Center, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

    Book jacket: 'Allowed to Grow Old' by Isa LeshkoIsa's images have been published in The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, The Guardian, Harper's Magazine, The New York Times, and Süddeutsche Zeitung. In May 2019, the University of Chicago Press published her first monograph, Allowed to Grow Old: Portraits of Elderly Rescued Farm Animals, which included essays by activist Gene Baur, author Sy Montgomery, and curator Anne Wilkes Tucker. The book, which is now in its second printing, was selected by Buzzfeed as one of the best photography books of 2019, and was a coffee table book recommendation for The New York Times 2019 Holiday Gift Guide. Isa's work is represented by the Richard Levy Gallery in Albuquerque, N.M., and by ClampArt Gallery in New York City.

    Photograph of Isa Leshko by Ron Cowie https://www.roncowiephoto.com/